Leading CEOs in Saudi Arabia for 2021 (According to Brand Finance Middle East 150)

Tareq Al Sadhan

Tareq Al Sadhan
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Updated 22 April 2022

Tareq Al Sadhan

Tareq Al Sadhan

Company: Riyad Bank

Industry: Banking

Tareq Al-Sadhan is the president and CEO of Riyad Bank. Prior to his appointment in 2019, he served as the bank’s senior executive vice president.

Al-Sadhan began his career with KPMG Saudi Arabia, where he spent 18 years rising through the ranks to become one of the youngest partners in the firm’s history. He was CEO/managing partner and chairman of the advisory committee during his last five years at the company. 

Before assuming his current position, Al-Sadhan worked in the Kingdom’s public sector in roles including adviser to the chairman in the Saudi Fund for Development, acting director general at the General Authority for Zakat and Tax, and deputy governor for supervision at the Saudi Central Bank.

Al-Sadhan holds a bachelor’s degree in administration science from King Saud University, majoring in accounting, and a master’s degree in business management from École des Ponts ParisTech, France. He also holds a diploma in international business from the University of Edinburgh, and a diploma in leadership development and strategy from INSEAD.

Al-Sadhan is a member of the 2020 World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Board for the Middle East and North Africa, and a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants.